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S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2015 (Part 4 of 4, Fusion Jazz): John McLaughlin, Chris Potter, Donny McCaslin, Jeff Lorber

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2015 (Part 4 of 4, Fusion Jazz): John McLaughlin, Chris Potter, Donny McCaslin, Jeff Lorber

S. Victor Aaron picks the best of 2015’s fusion jazz music, including John McLaughlin, Chris Potter, Donny McCaslin, Jeff Lorber and others.

Animation featuring Bob Belden – Machine Language (2015)

Animation featuring Bob Belden – Machine Language (2015)

Animation’s ‘Machine Language,’ a final gift from Bob Belden, leaves no doubt that his adventurous spirit lives on. Hopefully, forever.

Restlessly creative to the end, Bob Belden’s last Animation project was a fitting coda

Restlessly creative to the end, Bob Belden’s last Animation project was a fitting coda

As one of the final artistic statements by the multi-talented Bob Belden, Animation’s ‘Transparent Heart’ stands as a fitting coda to a rich career.

S. Victor Aaron’s Top Albums for 2012, Part 4 of 4: Fusion Jazz

<<< Part Three, Whack Jazz In the final piece of these exhaustive, four-part salutes to the top releases of 2012, the fusion jazz records are surveyed.

Animation – Transparent Heart (2012)

Coming off of not one but two albums of the same live concert performing the songs of Bitches Brew, Bob Belden decided to wipe the slate clean on his exciting, hard-hitting fusion band Animation and turn inward for inspiration.

S. Victor Aaron’s Half-Year List of Top Albums for 2012, Part 4 of 4: Fusion Jazz

And now for the final installment of my first-ever, mid-year assessment of what are the best records we’ve covered here on SER. This time, we survey that murky hybrid world called “fusion jazz.”

Animation – Agemo (2012)

Bob Belden has been in the thick of major jazz recordings issued or reissued in the last quarter century, but his name has rarely been presented in large, bright fonts.